Wednesday, May 16, 2018

At work in Rotherfield


We've seen this pub before, and maybe this wheelbarrow, but on this day it was involved in something beautiful, which Janine Davies captured for us, and wrote:
A wheelbarrow at the Kings Arms pub, Rotherfield. I have sent a wheelbarrow to you before from here, but I liked the set up here, so I wanted you to see it. There is gardening happening behind the arbor — mainly pots being planted up. I just love the arbor with the pretty dusty pink clematis spreading over it. The colours are nice also I thought, with the pink flowers, green grass and brick. The wheelbarrow is being upstaged I think.

John Deere, maybe 100 years old

My nephew, Paul Mountain Faith Trujillo, sent this, from a Buy/Sell/Trade listing in Albuquerque:
Vintage John Deere wheelbarrow unlike no other. Asking only $60. I am assuming it is more than 100 years old or older and is in great condition for the age. Any reasonable offers will be considered. I Have done many internet searches and have looked at many different antique websites but have not found this specific wheelbarrow. The only one I found like it, someone painted it and to me as a collector, I believe they took the value away from it. I believe that this is a historic artifact and should be in a museum. $60 but any reasonable offer will be considered and i can also deliver. Again this is a vintage John Deere wheelbarrow estimated to be over 100 years old or possibly older. Thanks for looking at my post and happy shopping!!!


I appreciate the nicely done blurb and photos by the seller, Phillip Michael, who already has buyers and maybe should have said "highest bidder."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Be excellent...

Colleen Prieto, May 13:
This evening, the entrance to the University of New Hampshire organic garden field was decorated with a wheelbarrow that was decorated with a sign that said "treat each other well."

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bodie Wheelbarrows, and a cart

Karen James took these photos, in Bodie, California.

Maybe the legs were wooden, but as all the rest was steel, I don't know!


Of this one, Karen wrote: "I accidentally cropped the front. I liked that it was still filled with bricks."



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mystery Wheelbarrow Rudely Dumped

Thank you, Christine Elizabeth Milne, for sharing this wonderful Wheelbarrow Mystery.



I responded: "That's a heck of a reward for tracks in the field and one cut lock. Also, they got a free wheelbarrow out of it."

Here's where this was originally reported to Facebook, and there are some excellent comments, truly considering every possible aspect. Someone found an ideal solicitor to recommend in case Ken needs legal defense. Though there are guesses at it NOT saying "Ken" but being Russian...



[The comments began April 7, 2018, at that link.]

Friday, March 16, 2018

Painting of her father's wheelbarrow

Eileen Mahowald:
When we bought my father's home and he later passed away we hauled at least 6 dumpsters away. He fixed things with motors and wheels and loved to garden too. Many of my sibling came to claim things and I was glad. I had long before painted a picture of his wheelbarrow by the shed. I had so many lovely images of my dad and the six peach pits he set in the ground on the sunny side of the house had 3 ft peach trees. Precious treasures ๐Ÿ’š I love that๐Ÿ˜Š



Here it is! drawn/painted 1990. At a later date he titled it, "Man's Treasure" the wheelbarrow is laying down.
The original comment was made in 2015 under something I wrote about my own packrat tendencies. Not about a wheelbarrow, but about my collecting, and angst. Now (this blog shows) I'm collecting images and information about wheelbarrows (and thereby about geography and history and art).

https://www.facebook.com/SandraDoddABQ/posts/10152843370536374

Friday, March 2, 2018

Ice, Rotterdam

Iceballs made by freezing water balloons.
Photo sent by my friend Tes, in Rotterdam, during a cold winter in The Netherlands.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For a snowman?

"Collecting snow for an attempt to build a snowman..."—Cathy Koetsier, Norfolk, England

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In the snow in East Sussex

Janine Davies has sent me many beautiful wheelbarrow photos, and today their red wheelbarrow looks great in the new snow!




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hahn Arroyo tile, Albuquerque

In Albuquerque, there is tax-funded public art. We knew someone working on tile art—involving kids, teens, people in nursing homes—in a project that would be installed along the drainage of Hahn Arroyo in the Northeast Heights.

Details of the murals were created in pieces, and set together, then filled in between, cemented over with a method created by a company in El Paso (contracted to do the final pass), and that's their wheelbarrow. They take off the top layer of the cement after several hours, and polish up the tile.

At the time of that work, when I described it, I said that Will was paid to put water between fish. His job was much more wonderful, but he did do the arrangement and fill-in of the fish, bugs, and other creatures that had been created in mosaic with his help by people in the community.

This is from early morning, October 11, 2011.




Thursday, February 8, 2018

Our wheelbarrow, our back yard

My back gates (one remote controlled for cars, and a wooden one for foot traffic), and the wheelbarrow, standing, viewed from behind an old Dodge pickup we don't have anymore. It had holds in the sides of the bed for 2x2 or steel pipe, so people could put a cattle rack, or staves (as there is one, there, to the left). And the broom is stuck in one of those holes right behind the cab. There was usually a pitchfork in the other behind-cab hole. It made the truck intimidating.

But here, it's being a frame for a (candid) wheelbarrow portrait.



The front of the house is 2905 Tahiti Ct. in Albuquerque, but the back gate looks out toward Juan Tabo (across a parking lot between Fastino's and Discount Tire).

Monday, February 5, 2018

Barrows, no wheels, North Korea

Real barrows. The one in the foreground seems solid. The one on the ground, more flimsy, perhaps. Not sure.

The photo is by a French journalist. (article here)


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inspirational recovery, California



Sierra and Canyon's Documentary page, where you can earn more about the project of teen siblings to create "a documentary about losing their home in the recent Thomas Fire, but more than that to inspire others to see the transformative experiences of loss and gain."

I noticed the wheelbarrow, in one of the photos. Other parts are more important and interesting, but the wheelbarrow earned it a spot here.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cartoons (for sale)

Wheelbarrow cartoons at cartoonstock.com

As they're for sale there, I will trade this meager advertisement for sharing one of the images, which shows the root "barrow" of the word "wheelbarrow":



Here is the website of the cartoonist, Boyko Boyanov


Another barrow (not wheelbarrow) in this blog: Barrow, no legs

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Political imagery

In art, wheelbarrows seem most often to symbolize domestic peace (leisurely lower gardening), or work.

This image is more about the money than the wheelbarrow, and the motif os a wheelbarrow full of money has been around at least since the early 20th century.

This little animated gif came up in a search for something else (as many fun and surprising things do), and was from 2005, on a Zionist website, in a complaint about The World Bank supporting Palestine. If you go to http://ddsrail.tripod.com/april05.htm and search for "global world" you'll see it in context.


MONEY COMES, MONEY GOES: EUROPEAN UNION SUBSIDIES IN HUNGARY, June 2016






In Georgia, wheelbarrows have been involved (peripherally) in two gubernatorial elections. Lisa Land Cooper wrote about it on her blog. Here's a quote about the first one, and an image from the second one (1948):

"...I had run across a newspaper article dated August 25, 1910 where J.B. Cook, a merchant near Red Oak supported Hoke Smith for governor while his friend, Dr. J.B. Carmichael was just as enthusiastic over Brown. So, they decided the loser would push the winner from Atlanta to College Park in wheelbarrow."
—Lisa Land Cooper
June 27, 2017

Tuesday, January 2, 2018